The STC-1000 is a very popular homebrewing temperature controller. One caveat of the STC-1000 (for some) is that the vast majority (maybe all?) display in Celsius only. Yes you can do some firmware re-flashing and such things, but as far as off the shelf units, the vast majority read in Celsius. Some may point to this offering. It does indeed read in deg F, however, it appears to be the single stage version.
Enter the Inkbird ITC-1000… It’s 110 V, Dual Stage (can control both heating and cooling output), has an alarm to indicate sensor failure or high temperature and… it displays in Fahrenheit… finally! It’s also said to be more user friendly than the STC-1000. In addition to the ITC-1000, an ITC-2000 model is available. That adds the ability to set both high and low temperature alarms.
The STC-1000 was already a great controller, arguably the best value in temperature controllers. These improvements seem to make a great thing even better. I have this controller. Check out my First Looks Post.
2/25/15 10:36 PM Central: This is back down to $15.99. That’s the best historical Amazon price I could find. Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order. Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.
2/21/15 1 PM Central: Both are selling for $19.99. That’s the best historical price I can find on both. Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order. Check the product pages for up to the minute price and availability.
Use for… labeling what’s on tap on your kegerator, putting together a whiteboard/blackboard faucet handle and general labeling around the brewery. I use something similar with my grain buckets/gamma seal lids so that I can easily mark what’s in them without having to worry about marker staining the buckets.
It can be used to put together a temperature controller, used for brew system automation and used in conjunction with RaspberryPints to display a digital tap list with or without flow meters to track pints served and beer remaining.
This is a complete setup and includes the kegerator/refrigerator, tower, faucet, tap handle, regulator, co2 tank, drip tray, tubing and tap. It’s rigged for a commercial/sankey keg but could easily be converted to homebrew kegs.
This can be used to put together a temperature controller or for brew system automation and control. Or (via HBF Reader Chris) use this in conjunction with Raspberry Pints to display a digital tap list with or without flow meters to track pints served and beer remaining.
2/10/15 1:56 PM Central: This has dropped $5 to $33.99. Shipping is free. Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability. At $33.99 that’s the best historical Amazon price I can find. It beats the previous best price I could find by $3. Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.
Adventures in Homebrewing has marked this two tap draft tower down whopping $40 (30%) to $79.99.
The tower features a 3″ stainless steel body, 2 x chrome plated brass faucets (Perlick Forward Sealing 630SS are available as an upgrade), 2 x Black Plastic Tap Handles, tubing and all mounting hardware and gasket